VIDEO: USACE works overtime, tussocks removed

The tussocks are now removed and navigation route on the Okeechobee Waterway is clear, the USACE Jacksonville District reports.

An estimated 35-40 acres of material was removed from the waterway between Moore Haven Lock and Dam, and Structure 280.

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Finally, the Corps has placed a buoy line in the rim canal at S-281, just north of the Moore Haven Lock and Dam.

Also, the line will remain in place to prevent additional Floating vegetation from entering the federal navigation channel.

Moreover, crews worked 12-hour days to quickly reopen the Moore Haven Lock and Dam, and navigation along the waterway.

Photo: USACE